Saturday, January 03, 2009
Friday, January 02, 2009
Thursday, January 01, 2009
from Pope John Paul II, 1985
Yes, “everyone is searching for you,” O Jesus Christ!
Many search for you directly,
calling you by name, with faith, hope and charity.
There are some who search for you indirectly: through others.
And there are some who search for you without knowing it…
And there are some who search for you
even though they deny that they are doing so.
Nevertheless, all men are searching for you,
and they are searching for you above all
because you search for them first;
because you became man for all men, in the womb of the Virgin Mother;
because you redeemed all men at the cost of your Cross.
In this way you opened,
among the tangled and impassable paths of the human heart
and the destiny of man, the way.
To you, who are the way, the truth, and the life, we turn in this prayer….
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Driving from distant Wilkes Barre, Pa. - where bedtimes are early and life is slow - Malia would arrive in clubland and shell out thousands of dollars in tips, send bottles of Dom Perignon [ed. roughly $3,500] to fellow clubgoers and squire cocktail waitresses around town on shopping sprees.
"The facts as reported would be a remarkable departure from normal standards of modest living to which the Gospel calls us," [Bishop] Marshall said.
But for now, thank you Bishop Paul, for being a faithful overseer of the undershepherds.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Apparently, Barrow (Alaska's northernmost town) has a history of these critters getting after folks. I'll bet this guy stands behind his governor's approval of the reducing polar bear population.
But he may have a question about why she didn't gun it down, since she can apparently see a lot from her front porch.
Monday, December 29, 2008
It included one of my favorites: The Old Reading Room of the British Library.
This is where Karl Marx came up with some of his [ahem] curious economic and political theories. But don't hold that against it. The British Museum built around the room, and eventually the library collection was moved to a new (and, in my opinion, less aesthetically pleasing) building. (I mean, look at the bones of this thing! The new building in St. Pancras is just so...square.)
More pictures here!